08.09.12

Jaycee Dugard Attorneys Allege DOJ Witness Tampering

Posted in Negligence at 4:36 pm by kevin

The lawyers for kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard allege that the Department of Justice (DOJ) tampered with at least one witness in an ongoing trial.

According to Fox News, “In court papers filed Monday, Dugard’s attorneys allege that DOJ lawyers unfairly convinced the former chair of the U.S. Parole Commission to cease serving as Dugard’s expert witness in her lawsuit against the federal government.

“Dugard alleges U.S. parole officials are partly to blame for her abduction and 18 years of captivity at the hands of a convicted rapist Phillip Garrido, who was on parole after serving 11 years of a 50-year sentence.

“Dugard’s lawyers are seeking a verdict in their favor because of the DOJ’s actions. She and her two children have already received a $20 million settlement from state of California.”

The lawsuit states that parole officials should have revoked Phillip Garrido’s parole shortly before he abducted Dugard. Multiple failures of actions are cited by the attorneys against the parole officers.